News Digest – Revue de l’actualité, April 27, 2017: Press conference: Groups call on the Prime Minister to press for the release and return of Hassan Diab; MiningWatch Canada Staff Member, US Journalist Arbitrarily Detained in Peru over Documentary About Hudbay Minerals’ Operations; Depuis janvier, plus d’un millier de migrants sont morts en Méditerranée; Border towns quietly mobilizing to help asylum-seekers coming to Canada; Cameroon: Reporter Ahmed Abba to Appeal 10-Year Terrorism Sentence; Press freedom on the decline: Canada drops from the top 20; Commissioner for Human Rights: The Shrinking Space for Human Rights Organisations; Matthew Legge: From National to Shared Security; Controversial CSIS-run data crunching centre worries privacy czar, documents show; Border officials float big ideas for mining social media; U.S. Bombed a Mosque in Syria, Killing Dozens of Civilians, Investigators Conclude; In secret court hearing, lawyer objected to FBI sifting through NSA data like it was Google.
News Digest – Revue de l’actualité, April 20, 2017: Ottawa has even more reason to fix security law; Attack on Digital Privacy Rights of Canadians; CSIS officials, counsel learning to share information with courts; Trudeau government undercuts transparency, while reinforcing secrecy; La Commission d’accès à l’information « préoccupée » par ce qu’elle entend à la commission Chamberland; Groups Decry Trump Plan to Demand Social Media Passwords at US Border, Omar Khadr’s criminal record in Canada shows ‘absolute ignorance’: lawyer, Islamophobia persistent in the media, journalist, Land protectors see renewed support in wake of new charges; Court defends political dissent after N.L. man sent to psychiatric hospital for criticizing police shooting, “Mother of All Bombs” Never Used Before Due to Civilian Casualty Concerns.
News Digest – Revue de l’actualité, April 13, 2017: Canada’s immigration detainees being locked up based on dodgy risk assessments, Star finds; Monia Mazigh: Omar Khadr’s Case A Black Stamp On Canada’s Human Rights Record; Cellphone surveillance technology being used by local police across Canada; Protection des sources: le projet de loi adopté au Sénat; Communications companies receive thousands of requests from Quebec police; Securing our Digital Economy; OpenMedia: Do you know where your data is?; New US bill aims to ban warrantless phone searches at the border; Ottawa tight-lipped on delay to improving no-fly list; Police oversight isn’t broken, it was built this way: Cole.
News Digest – Revue de l’actualité, April 6, 2017: Press release: Senate must act to strengthen national security oversight; Matthew Behrens: Apologies for torture seem to be the hardest words; Ottawa academic’s release ordered from Paris jail for fifth time – prosecutors quickly block move; Devices that track, spy on cellphones found at Montreal’s Trudeau airport; ‘Sources have stopped talking to us’: Witnesses testify at Day 1 of police-spying commission; Michael Geist: Why warrantless access to Internet information is back on the lawmaking agenda; Michelle Shephard: Family speaks for first time about Canadian imprisoned in Algeria on terror charges; Americans’ right to protest is in grave danger, UN warns; Canada: Civil Society Calls for Access to Information Law Reform; Ontario government commits to releasing past and future SIU reports.
News Digest – Revue de l’actualité, March 30, 2017: Editorial: Tim McSorley: Bill C-22: Liberals Undermining Goal Of Strong National Security Oversight; Glenn Greenwald: Trump’s War on Terror Has Quickly Become as Barbaric and Savage as He Promised; Amnesty: Hundreds of Iraqi Civilians Killed in U.S. Airstrikes After Being Told Not to Flee Mosul; Environ 250 migrants meurent en Méditerranée dans deux naufrages; Canada should put limits on detention for migrants: Toronto Star Editorial; The Justice For Abdirahman Coalition Expresses Disappointment And Outrage Concerning Police Solidarity For Officer Charged With Manslaughter; Le Mexique regarde tomber ses journalistes; Francis Dupuis-Déri: Les négationnistes de l’islamophobie; Parents of ‘no-fly list kids’ upset at no funding for redress system; The government is looking to restart a warrantless access program that had been declared unconstitutional; What do many lone attackers have in common? Domestic violence.
News Digest – Revue de l’actualité, March 23, 2017: Amendments to Bill C-22 weakens oversight committee before it even begins, says ICLMG; Ottawa torture victim declares victory in long fight for justice; Alex Neve, Béatrice Vaugrante: 6 steps Canada must take after embarrassingly long redress for tortured citizens; Omar Khadr deserves government apology and compensation: Editorial; House of Commons passes anti-Islamophobia motion M-103; NCCM announces settlement of defamation lawsuit against former spokesman for Stephen Harper; À deux doigts de la mort; Senators’ opinion: Immigration detention reforms fall short without effective oversight; Vice reporter ordered to hand over correspondence says he’ll ‘take this as far as it needs to go’; Border Agents Need A Warrant to Search Travelers’ Phones, EFF Tells Court; Land protectors face criminal charges for defending water, food, culture; Prosecutors drop Montreal Mafia cases after questions about RCMP surveillance tactics; CSE watchdog urges greater information-sharing powers for review bodies; Dozens of civilians killed in US-led airstrike on Isis stronghold in Syria.
News Digest – Revue de l’actualité, March 16, 2017: ICLMG urges the Ministers of Justice and Foreign Affairs to act now for the return of Hassan Diab to Canada; A forgotten Canadian has spent 10 years in Egyptian prison. Advocates are telling Trudeau to get him back; Bill C-22: National Security Secrecy Increased: Sabotaging Public Access Promises; Steven Zhou: Fight Islamophobia by repealing draconian national security laws; Matthew Behrens: CSIS’s alternative facts universe; Refugee claimants need safe access at U.S.-Canada border: Cole; In Stinging Blow to President, Hawaii & Maryland Judges Block Trump’s Second Muslim Ban; Phone Searches Now Default Mode At The Border; More Searches Last Month Than In All Of 2015; My Baby is On the No-Fly List and We Can’t Remove Him From It; Why is DHS Labeling Protesters “Domestic Terrorists”?; CSIS reneged on pledge to brief judges about secret data centre; Review agency for Canada’s spies says it needs more funding.
News Digest – Revue de l’actualité, March 9, 2017: Proposed security oversight committee ‘shadow’ of what it should be, opposition says; Trudeau following Harper’s lead in denying justice to illegally imprisoned Muslim men; Après l’attentat de Québec, les crimes haineux ont monté en flèche; Feds settle case of ‘grossly unfair’ leak about Montreal man, RCMP probe ongoing; Amnesty international: Trump’s revised travel ban will stir hatred and division; CCR: Welcoming refugees at our borders: a moral and legal imperative; Hungary to detain all asylum seekers in container camps; How Justin Trudeau Is Failing Journalists; Criminal charges against Justin Brake an attack on press freedom; Revealed: Environmental Activist Berta Cáceres’ Suspected Killers Received U.S. Military Training; Quebec resident Alain Philippon to fight charge for not giving up phone password at airport; ‘Am I at risk of being hacked?’ What you need to know about the ‘Vault 7’ documents; Three Problems with President Trump’s Guantánamo Tweet.
News Digest – Revue de l’actualité, March 2, 2017: Man arrested after Concordia University bomb threat targeting Muslim students; Manning Centre hosts ‘bonkers’ panel claiming Quebec City mosque was actually helping terrorists; Trudeau’s torture policies no different than Trump’s; No evidence? No problem; How an Illegal Canadian Spy Program Sailed Through Regulatory Checks; Is your Internet data ending up in the NSA’s hands?; Goodale should reject Safe Third Country agreement before Homeland Security meeting; How to protect your phone privacy when crossing the U.S. border; Can Customs and Border Protection Agents demand to see your ID on a domestic trip?; Outcry Kills Anti-Protest Law in Arizona, But Troubling Trend Continues Nationwide; Documents Indicate Germany Spied on Foreign Journalists; Former neo-Nazi explains why the threat of white extremism must not be ignored.
News Digest – Revue de l’actualité, February 23, 2017: Ottawa to compensate, give apologies to Canadians tortured in Syria; Hassan Diab supporters fear changing political climate could hurt chances of fair trial; Anti-Islamophobia motion offers a chance to take a stand against hatred. Why quibble over semantics?; Transparent double standard on freedom of speech; Hundreds of Canadian children held in immigration detention, report shows; New Trump Deportation Rules Allow Far More Expulsions; Donald Trump is right, there was a recent attack in Sweden. By neo-Nazis on a refugee centre; VICE’s Ben Makuch stands up for Canadian press freedom; Militarized Police Just Evicted The Sioux Tribe From Standing Rock At Gunpoint; How to secure your phone when crossing the border; Dramatic increase in people having Canadian citizenship revoked since Trudeau elected; Former UK Home Secretary: Why it was right to release Jamal al-Harith in 2004.
News Digest – Revue de l’actualité, February 16, 2017: ICLMG op-ed: Proposed New Preclearance Act Will Bring Border Trouble; Release of first batch of security consultation submissions is big win for transparency, but litmus test will be how government responds; Amira Elghawaby: Islamophobia is a threat to us all, Canada’s silent majority must speak up; What took Charles Taylor so long to reverse his position on Quebec’s religious restrictions?: Hébert; The Quebec mosque attack victims spent their lives vilified as terrorists. Then they were murdered by one; L’extrême droite sort de l’ombre; Canada-U.S. Safe Third Country Agreement Needs To Be Revisited: Lawyers; Donald Trump ‘won’t challenge Muslim travel ban’ in Supreme Court; ICE Arrests 600 in Nationwide Raids After Trump Order Expands Criminalization of Immigrants; Trump powers ‘will not be questioned’ on immigration, senior official says; Canadian denied entry to U.S. after being questioned on mosque connections; Julia Sanchez: Don’t lecture the Americans about our values. Demonstrate them; Revealed: FBI terrorism taskforce investigating Standing Rock activists.
News Digest – Revue de l’actualité, February 9, 2017: Muslim leaders urge governments to fight Islamophobia after mosque attack; «Urgent» de créer une commission sur le racisme systémique; Maher Arar says government should scrap anti-terror law as part of response to Islamophobia; Syrian Refugee Crisis Linked to Rampant Torture, Disappearances & Arrests of Civilian Population; Ottawa should suspend refugee pact with U.S., Harvard report says; Appeals court refuses to reinstate Trump’s ban on travellers from seven Muslim-majority nations; Justice Dept. lawyer says 100,000 visas revoked under travel ban; State Dept. says about 60,000; Canadian woman turned away from U.S. border after questions about religion, Trump; Homeland Security Might Start Asking US Visitors for Their Social Media Passwords; Kellyanne Conway blames refugees for ‘Bowling Green massacre’ that never happened; WARNING: This Trump order could threaten the privacy of Canadians; CSIS doesn’t know how many Canadians were snared in unlawful data program; Just in Time for Trump, Jury Says Defense of Planet Is No Crime.
News Digest – Revue de l’actualité, February 2, 2017: ICLMG editorial: Fighting Hate in the Wake of the Quebec City Mosque Shooting: 5 Ways the Trudeau Government Can Act Now!; Minister Goodale: Reject Information Obtained Through Torture; Rima Elkouri: Chronique d’une tragédie annoncée; Canadian conservatives must take long, hard look at their Islamophobic rhetoric; Simple truth is Canada’s mass shooters are usually white and Canadian-born: Neil Macdonald; Trump’s Muslim Ban Is Culmination of War on Terror Mentality but Still Uniquely Shameful; UN denounces Trump’s travel ban as ‘mean-spirited’ and illegal under human rights law; Judge Halts Deportations After Protesters Swarm Airports Over Trump’s Order Barring Muslims; Obama Killed a 16-Year-Old American in Yemen. Trump Just Killed His 8-Year-Old Sister; NYT editorial: President Bannon?; Police Raid Standing Rock Last Child Camp, Arrest 76; Secret Docs Reveal: President Trump Has Inherited an FBI With Vast Hidden Powers; Canada must urgently reassess data sharing with the U.S.; Kids still caught by no-fly lists despite new redress office, parents say; Give Parliamentary committee a chance to shine.
News Digest – Revue de l’actualité, January 26, 2017: Ottawa n’a rien appris du cas Maher Arar; Trump’s war on reality is just getting started: says torture works, eliminates privacy protections for foreigners, imposes ban on refugees, blocks visas from 7 Muslim nations, bans agencies from talking to reporters, while six journalists get felony charges after covering inauguration unrest; Refugee claimants entering from US need our protection; Canadians want more privacy protections and transparency; Les terribles conséquences de l’islamophobie; Greenpeace argues Resolute racketeering suit ‘brute force’ intimidation; Colombian Human Rights Leader Assassinated; Trump bans agencies from ‘providing updates on social media or to reporters’; Opinion: Trump’s war on reality is just getting started; Four more journalists get felony charges after covering inauguration unrest.
News Digest – Revue de l’actualité, January 19, 2017: ‘Secret order’ authorizing RCMP’s covert Cold War wiretapping program released after 65 years; Federal security officials approved Winnipeg police efforts to purchase spying devices; Justin Trudeau promised changes to draconian Bill C-51. We’re still waiting; ‘Rule of law’ racism, C-51 and the coming resistance wave; Republican lawmakers in five states propose bills to criminalize peaceful protests; Chelsea Manning’s 35-year sentence commuted by Obama; Obama to leave office with more than 40 detainees still in Guantánamo Bay; Pour Amnesty International, la dérive sécuritaire en Europe est dangereuse; Complaints describe border agents interrogating Muslim Americans, asking for social media accounts.
News Digest – Revue de l’actualité, January 12, 2017: CSIS assessing ‘bulk data’ collection, records show; Personal privacy under threat by surveillance state; Globe Editorial: Quebec police are getting search warrants too easily, hurting the free press; Border agency oversight bill stalls in Parliament; N.S.A. Gets More Latitude to Share Intercepted Communications; Congressional report sides with Apple on encryption debate; Opinion: Trump wants to restock Guantánamo. Who’s the ‘worst of the worst’ now?; Medea Benjamin: America dropped 26,171 bombs in 2016. What a bloody end to Obama’s reign; The Crimes of the Seal Team 6.
News Digest – Revue de l’actualité, January 5, 2017: ICLMG Editorial: The Good, the Bad and the Ugly: Human Rights and National Security Challenges for 2017; Jameel Jaffer on Obama’s National Security Legacy & What Lies Ahead with Trump; No Paper Trail; Public interest should be central to regulation of charities’ political activities; Revealed: British councils used Ripa to secretly spy on public; Obama Administration Dismantles Idled Muslim Registry Ahead of Trump Inauguration.
News Digest – Revue de l’actualité, December 22, 2016: Des dizaines d’agents de la GRC ont fouillé dans la vie privée de Canadiens sans permission; Statement on the government’s commitment to release the results of the National Security Consultation; Canadian telecoms push back on proposed police powers; Eight reasons why Canada must repeal its anti-terror laws; Montreal newspaper La Presse wants court to stop police investigation of reporter; Surveillance des journalistes: l’opposition dénonce le rapport montréalais; One quarter of Canadian online traffic vulnerable to NSA sweeps: researchers; EU’s Top Court Delivers “Major Blow” to Mass Surveillance; Fahmy Foundation, Amnesty International & A Coalition of Concerned Citizens Appeal to Liberal Government.
News Digest – Revue de l’actualité, December 15, 2016: Don’t Let The Police Steal Canada’s National Security Debate; Blood on our hands: Canada’s links to torture; In open letter to ministers, civil society organizations demand transparency on changes to national security; Bill C-51 damages Canada’s economy. It must be scrapped; Real Oversight Needed for Law-breaking National Security Agencies; Canadian spywatcher’s Snowden remark ‘highly inappropriate’; Federal cabinet secretly approved Cold War wiretaps on anyone deemed ‘subversive’i; CSIS breaches promise to report on past media surveillance; Goodale keeps door open to CSIS use of metadata gathered from innocent people; IXmaps: See where your data travels.
News Digest – Revue de l’actualité, December 8, 2016: Don’t expand police spying powers, watchdogs tell Ottawa; Liberals’ Digital Surveillance Proposals Far Scarier Than Bill C-51; Amended national security committee bill sails through committee; Canada’s spy services should be more accountable, says director of review committee; Liberals should put an end to Harper’s charity chill; Révélation Snowden : l’Afrique et les télécoms sous surveillance massive.
News Digest – Revue de l’actualité, December 2, 2016: How can Canada condone torture?; Trump’s election should prompt Canada to rethink its complicity with U.S. mass surveillance; Jewish Group Disturbed By The Passing Of Anti-BDS Motion; Canada may deploy defence forces if pipeline protests aren’t peaceful: Natural resources minister; Protection des sources des journalistes: Ottawa recule; Does What Happened to This Canadian Journalist at the US-Canada Border Herald a Darker Trend?; Federal override makes spy committee’s mandate ‘a mirage,’ info czar says; Border strategy has had little impact, auditor general report finds; Potential Trump Pick for Homeland Security Wants to Send 1 Million People to Gitmo.
News Digest – Revue de l’actualité, November 24, 2016: RCMP is overstating Canada’s ‘surveillance lag’; Le gouvernement vous écoute (encore plus que vous ne le pensez); Canada’s national security oversight is among the weakest in the Western world; Ottawa approves redress system for Canadian travellers affected by no-fly list; Dakota Access pipeline water protector ‘may lose her arm’ after police standoff.
News Digest – Revue de l’actualité, November 17, 2016: The RCMP Is Using the Media to ‘Create Moral Panic’ About Encryption; Bill C-51 is violating our Charter rights and the Canadian government doesn’t care; Commissaire à la vie privée du Canada : Journalistes surveillés : tous les citoyens sont à risque; Surveillance chill on writers and journalists in Canada; Donald Trump’s team ‘discussing plans for Muslim registration system’; ‘Consistent evidence’ suggests Ottawa academic did not commit 1980 terrorist bombing, French judge says; Britain has passed the ‘most extreme surveillance law ever passed in a democracy’.
News Digest – Revue de l’actualité, November 11, 2016: Surveillance scandals break while government presses for more surveillance powers; Ottawa should do its part to protect freedom of press; Montreal police surveillance of journalist a sign of ‘real-time tracking’; JFE condemns Project SITKA, targeted surveillance of Indigenous land defenders; La haute direction du SPVM a cautionné GAMMA; Illegal spying shows need to update security laws; On Secret Law, Courts And The Rule Of Law; Canada’s legacy of anti-terror panic has come home to roost with Bill C-51; Canada Looks to Purchase Weaponized Drones for Targeted Assassinations, Surveillance, Crowd Control; Donald Trump Says He’d ‘Absolutely’ Require Muslims to Register.
News Digest – Revue de l’actualité, November 3, 2016: In scathing ruling, Federal Court says CSIS bulk data collection illegal; National security green paper is a whitewash; Six journalistes épiés par la Sûreté du Québec; Quebec to hold public inquiry into surveillance of journalists; New Bill C-22 abandons Liberal call for real-time parliamentary ‘oversight’ into CSIS; In case you missed it, Canada passed an anti-Islamophobia motion last week; Police Depts. Paid AT&T Millions to Scrutinize Our Texts & Chats.
News Digest – Revue de l’actualité, October 27, 2016: RCMP’s counterterrorism centre in Ottawa serves as intersection of information; Security of Canada Information Sharing Act; Court order to arrest reporter covering Muskrat Falls is unacceptable; The “Canada Brand”: Violence and Canadian Mining Companies in Latin America; Third hunger strike this year highlights despair of Canada’s detained migrants; Ontario inmate held in solitary confinement for four years moved to better cell; Private Eyes: The Little-Known Company That Enables Worldwide Mass Surveillance.
News Digest – Revue de l’actualité, October 21, 2016:Testimony of Paul Cavalluzzo, representing ICLMG, at the Public Safety Committee expert panel on national security; La Ligue des droits et libertés demande à Ottawa d’abroger la Loi antiterroriste; Canada’s torture consumers and the faux national security consultation; Court shuts down latest bid to deport Toronto man accused of terror links; Safe in Canada, Khaled Al-Qazzaz speaks on his nightmare spent in a notorious Egyptian prison; Guantánamo Diary author Mohamedou Ould Slahi freed after 14 years.
News Digest – Revue de l’actualité, October 14, 2016: The ‘New’ CSIS Brings Secret Police to Canada; New spy-accountability bill will create easily muzzled watchdog, report says; Markham man on U.S. no-fly list stranded overseas, feels ‘helpless’; Casualties of war on terror continue to be hounded by Canada’s spies; Gerry Caplan: Nothing ‘sunny’ about Canadian’s extradition to France. Why should China be any different?; Trudeau government revoking citizenship at much higher rate than Conservatives; Last Week Tonight: John Oliver explains why Guantanamo Bay needs to be shut down; US military operations are biggest motivation for homegrown terrorists, FBI study finds.
News Digest – Revue de l’actualité, October 6, 2016: Liberals can’t have it both ways on anti-terror law; How Ottawa revived Canada’s most controversial privacy issue; Bill C-51: Less Free Speech, Undermines De-radicalization; Prominent security expert says legislation fatally flawed; CSIS using C-51 to spy on Canadians in foreign prisons, memo reveals; CSIS suspends bulk data mining pending new guidelines; Canada violating international law by jailing hundreds of migrant children, advocacy groups say.
News Digest – Revue de l’actualité, September 29, 2016: La CSILC exhorte le gouvernement à mettre en place des mécanismes d’examen et de surveillance robustes pour les agences de sécurité nationale; Ottawa failing to protect law-abiding Canadians from security surveillance, watchdog warns; Chantal Bernier: Is C-51 necessary? Prove it; NDP introduces repeal of Bill C-51; Maryam Monsef controversy highlights absurd citizenship law; Ottawa to Consult on Charity Rules – but Continue Audits; Homa Hoodfar happy to be home after ‘bitter’ ordeal in Iran.
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